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Confused: Qantas Business Sale Fare

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rckjiang

Member since 16 Jun 2017

Total posts 35

Hi Hive:


Was searching for J seats to Europe when I discovered that Sale fare via Dubai gives only economy seat from Dubai onwards on EK metal, even though it’s a business class fare.


Has anyone come across that? Is this something new?

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

Has the flight an EK number, rather than a QF number? If so, that could have something to do with it.

SimonFrost

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jul 2013

Total posts 61

I’ve seen this quite often. Especially when looking at reward flights. The worst is when it’s called a J fare from say Paris to ADL, but it’ll be economy from Paris to Dubai, Dubai to Melbourne and only J from MEL - ADL!

rckjiang

Member since 16 Jun 2017

Total posts 35

Has the flight an EK number, rather than a QF number? If so, that could have something to do with it.

No... it’s the QF number that attracts this “economy” leg. But if I select the Saver (instead of Sale) fare then the whole leg becomes Business. What’s the point of the sale fare then?

jason.ng174

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 07 May 2019

Total posts 5

The point of the sale fare is that the cheaper business fare class is available from Australia to Dubai, but not onwards so you can take advantage of that.

turner773

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Mar 2014

Total posts 14

This is related to the fare buckets used to book Business Sale and Business Saver fares. The lowest business class fare buckets (e.g. 'I') must be available on each flight segment for a Business Sale fare to be sold. If they're not, the entire routing must be priced using the higher fare buckets (e.g. 'D', 'C', 'J') available to the more expensive Business Saver or Flex fares. Alternatively, the unavailable segments instead placed in economy/premium economy fare buckets compatible with the Business Sale fare.

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